Meet the Artist: Susie Bowman

Susie Bowman of Fairhope, Alabama is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.  

In addition to the exhibition of a single work from each artist, all finalists will participate in a weekend-long sale, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, in the newly renovated Susan Phillips Gardens. The Friday evening sale is a ticketed event, where guests may browse and shop the sale before the general public.

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artist Statement

To work in clay is to establish the most elemental connection to our earth. Working with clay provides peace and rhythm while constantly challenging and teaching me as I work. In this fast-paced, technical world, to slow down and appreciate the beauty and ideas behind handmade work is something we need to cherish and keep relevant for generations to come.

Susie Bowman
(Fairhope, Alabama, b. 1957)
Vessel, 2013
Soda-fired porcelain

Guests of the preview sale on Oct. 31 will have an opportunity to browse and shop the event exclusively and enter to win a $100 credit towards purchase. Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktail service by Ursula’s Catering and the Museum Cafe will also be a part of the evening’s activities. The public sale is from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. Regular museum admission is free courtesy of JCSM Business Partners.

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